An entertaining movie just over the hump of the 30's shoot'em up Westerns, Zane Grey wrote this take on social values such as alcoholism, race prejudice, and the basic frailties of man. Most cowboy pictures of this time were the White hat vs. the Black hat type and were rather simple. Victor Jory's character is basically good, yet he'd been a hired gun in Mexico and had become a drunk due to his conscience. He is saved by Jo Ann Sayers who leads him on the path of righteousness. You can tell from Jory's performance that he would later play more villains rather than sympathetic characters, as he had a naturally sinister manner which projected on the screen.
Alan Ladd has one of his first screen appearances.